I have close to 30  years experience at top tier outfits both on the sell and buy side. My roles spanned from FX&MM market maker, corporate dealer, proprietary trader and CIO currencies for large asset managers. I contribute some research via academic channels but I always keep an applied angle  in mind. Though I am very well versed and capable  on macro fundamentals I have developed a strong liking for quantitative techniques because of the transparency  and logic they can offer  to build a robust investment process. If you have any interest in discussing any of the blogs I post here or have consulting needs that  are in tune with my skills and experience you see here please feel free to contact me at either Pierre@argonautae.com  .